People returning to work following the long pandemic will find an array of tech-infused gadgetry to improve workplace safety but which could pose risks for long-term personal and medical privacy.
Whether Microsoft can hone a people-centered, scientific, analytical platform here—or whether it’s so much apophenia, finding patterns and meaning where there may be none—is mostly a matter of salesmanship.
Besides the normal stuff we’ve come to expect from wearables such as location tracking, the health tracking band asks you to submit voice recordings and also to provide pictures, scans of your nearly nude body so that things like fat content percentage can be calculated and tracked.
Monitoring what people are doing is not the same thing as measuring their work output.
Facebook employees sparked a flurry of posts denouncing the feature, with several commenting in disbelief that the company would overtly pitch “unionize” as a topic to be blacklisted.
Now this European Organization for Nuclear Research is moving away from Facebook Workplace to instead make use of more open-source software packages.Pricing and privacy concerns move CERN to Mattermost, Discourse and other Open Source solutions.
Damn it, I’m so bad with nonwhite faces.” Concluding that it was better to be safe than sorry, the anxious software has placed the man on several FBI watch lists.
Image copyright Robin Lubbock Image caption Humanyze's Ben Waber thinks firms need to find our more about how they function His company gathers "data exhaust" left by employees' email and instant messaging apps, and uses name badges equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices and microphones.
This workplace of the future sounds creepy WeWork's latest acquisition is a small software company with 24 employees. Euclid does this by tracking how people move around physical spaces. So it sounds like WeWork might try out Euclid's analytics technology first in those locations.
These rules allegedly include being unable to leave the property during breaks; being banned from freely using their phones, even in emergencies; and restrictions being placed on when they can take "wellness" breaks; in addition to being unable to speak to family members about their work, according to an open letter from the contract workers that was shared on Facebook's internal forum Workplace and seen by Business Insider.
People on the right are suspicious of the left-leaning corporate cultures at most major technology companies, and they're particularly concerned about how Facebook and Google could use their control over major social media platforms to squelch conservative viewpoints.
It revealed over 50 per cent of workers think their employer is monitoring them at work – and that many feared new technology was going to make workplace monitoring even worse.
“This is likely to create an oppressive work environment where employees feel constantly and scrupulously monitored. “It is essential that the workforce has a say in this as if put in the wrong hands, it is very possible that staff could be made to feel like they are working in a very oppressive workplace.